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Cabinet approves Rs.5.5 lakh package for PoK families who initially settled outside J&K

Union Cabinet has approved one-time payment of 5.5 lakh rupees as resettlement package for 5,300 displaced families which had come from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and initially settled outside Jammu and Kashmir but later relocated. It will be provided under Rehabilitation Package approved by Union Cabinet in November 2016 for Displaced Families PoJK and Chhamb Niabat area under PM’s Development Package 2015 for J&K.

Benefits:

It will enable such DP Families, who had suffered on account of wars and hostilities to become eligible to get one-time financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakhs under existing scheme. It will also enable them to earn reasonable monthly income and be part of mainstream economic activities. This will also upgrade Central Government’s capacity to respond effectively to such DP families need of financial assistance.

Background

In the wake of 1947 Pakistani aggression in J&K, 31,619 families had migrated from Pakistan Occupied Areas of J&K (PoJK) to J&K. Of these, 26,319 families had settled in J&K and 5300 families initially opted to move out of J&K to other parts of the country. Further during Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, 10,065 more families were displaced from Chhamb Niabat area. 36,384 displaced families were initially covered under package approved by Union Cabinet in November 2016, which included 10,065 displaced families displaced from Chhamb Niabat area settled in J&K and 26,319 displaced families from PoJK.

WHO – India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019 – 2023

The Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) is a document of WHO that guides countries for a medium term. The cooperation supports the country’s national health policy, plan and strategy. The strategy generally identifies the country needs, gaps and required areas of strategic collaboration.

CCS for India 2019

The CCS for India is to achieve its health sector goals. It intends to bring about transformative change in the health sector by improving health of the people in the country. The Union Minister launched the WHO – India CCS for the years 2019 to 2023.

Strategy

The strategy is basically built on India’s National Health Policy 2017 and Ayushman Bharat mission. The strategies have been identified in 4 areas of cooperation namely

  • Accelerating the progress of UHC
  • Identifying health determinants and promoting health and wellness by improving the determinants
  • Providing better health emergency services to protect the population
  • Enhancing India’s global leadership in health.

Other initiatives of India

For the past 5 years, India has been stressing the need to adopt healthy lifestyle. This has been done through mass yoga programs, Fit India movement, Eat right India movement, Poshan Abhiyan, etc. As compared to the schemes in the past that focused on providing sufficient food, recently the government is focusing on healthy food and diet. Various awareness campaigns are conducted to spread the importance of nutritious diet. Through Clean India Mission, the government intended to keep the disease causing germs away.